December 18, 2022 + Fourth Sunday of Advent – Christmas Pageant

Holy Eucharist Rite II, with the St. John’s Christmas Pageant at 10:30 a.m., sung by the St. John’s Choir School and Adult Choir, with Jeffrey Higgins and Thomas Hintz, trumpets, sermon by The Rev’d Todd FitzGerald.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Trumpet Voluntary in C    John Stanley (1712-1786)

Traditional Carols with brass, choir, and organ.

Ding, dong, merrily on high    arr. David Willcocks (1919-2015)

Ding dong merrily on high,
In heav’n the bells are ringing:
Ding dong! verily the sky
Is riv’n with angel singing
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!

E’en so here below, below,
Let steeple bells be swungen,
And “Io, io, io!”
By priest and people sungen
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!

Pray you, dutifully prime
Your matin chime, ye ringers,
May you beautifully rhyme
Your eve’time song, ye singers
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!

Ave Maria    Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
Blessed art thou among women,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
pray for us sinners,
nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
now and in the hour of our death. Amen.

Voluntary    My spirit be joyful from Cantata 146    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
arr. E. Power Biggs

Trumpets: Thomas Hintz, Jeffrey Higgins

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